Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

One of the distribution networks in Russia that sell different household appliances and electronics, offered to accept their customer’s old equipment that they didn’t need anymore. It was a wise marketing step to help its customers get rid of the old junk. So, this is a photo set of how they utilize and recycle it.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

 

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Trucks bring the old household appliances here and this is where everything starts.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Workers unload and sort everything out, separating plastic, glass and metal from each other.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

The piles of old equipment look impressive. In Europe, recycling factories are rather profitable but in Russia they are not profitable because the only way of recycling that they use in Russia is melting.

Judging by these piles, it is clear that in general people in Russia have a better life than they used to. Soviet people never threw anything away and kept their unnecessary stuff at dachas (country cottages). Now, in a garbage heap, you can even find a bunch of LCD TVs .

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Washing machines and fridges are turned into neat briquettes.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Owners of the old fridges don’t bother to clean them up. So, everything what was left inside, gets compressed too.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

This is what the plastic from TVs and radio equipment turns into. They later use this material in the production of bricks and paving tiles. The same thing happens to screen glass which is later added to concrete mortar.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

In this department they extract precious metals.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Right at the factory there is a museum of old equipment. Some of the exhibits have already been taken for filming.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

The ‘Tula’ sewing machine.

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The ZIL fridge was the dream of every Soviet housewife. Now people decorate them with magnets brought from different foreign countries, but back then it was stickers picturing ladies’ faces which were bought from GDR by discharged soldiers.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

One of the first cellphones which appeared in Russia. Motorolla, ‘made in USA’.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Soviet radio and TV equipment.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

The ‘Vega 119 stereo’ tape recorder. It was expensive and of low-quality.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

That small box inside of the fridge is… a freezer!

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Another dream of every housewife of the 60s is a washing machine! It vibrated so badly that a whole family had to hold it.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Soviet vacuum cleaners.

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A lot of exhibits are still operational.

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

During the first promotion they recycled 300 thousand units of old equipment; during the second one, over 400 thousand. Now, the new 2011 promotion is on and it is not going to be the last one. So, get rid of the old junk in your home, recycle!

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

Get Rid Of Old Junk!

via drugoi

6 thoughts on “Get Rid Of Old Junk!”

  1. Nothing new here, in Estonia, for example, it is mandatory for every electronics store to take clients old appliances to recycling, when they buy new one. Russia still has a long way to go 🙁

  2. “The small box inside the fridge” isn’t a freezer, the whole thing is not even a fridge. It’s a cell and tissue culture CO2 incubator used in biological labs.
    The “Vega 119 stereo” is a good machine. I don’t understand a need to try to put laughter upon Russia and its machines.

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